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From the Mouths of Babes and Birds

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Insights into the mysteries of human language acquisition are coming from a surprising source: songbirds.
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Minority teacher numbers in Colorado lag growth of state's minority students - Denver Post

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Minority teacher numbers in Colorado lag growth of state's minority students Denver Post DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg and Aurora Public Schools Superintendent John Barry, leaders of two of the most diverse districts in the state, said they have...
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State's native languages diverse - Great Falls Tribune

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State's native languages diverse Great Falls Tribune University of New Mexico doctoral candidate Logan Sutton noted that the four language families, Algonquian, Kutenai, Salishan and Siouan, give the state a rich diversity of Native American...
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This Amazing Poster Turns the Alphabet Into a Tool For Social Justice | Education on GOOD

This Amazing Poster Turns the Alphabet Into a Tool For Social Justice | Education on GOOD | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In the Spring of 2011, a small group of Chicago-based friends shared a meal around a kitchen table, discussing gift ideas for a friend’s new baby.
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Language privilege: What it is and why it matters | linguistic pulse

Language privilege: What it is and why it matters | linguistic pulse | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Although you've probably heard quite a bit about privileges based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and social class, you've probably had fewer conversations about the nature of privilege based on language.
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The Other Mexicans

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The number of Mexicans of indigenous origin in the U.S. is growing fast, but they are largely overlooked in the debate on immigration reform.
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The American teen polyglot who speaks 23 languages

Timothy Doner, 16, from New York City, has taught himself to speak 23 languages from Hebrew and Arabic to Swahili and Chinese. The teenager said: "Some of th...

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Helping Future Teachers Develop Global Literacy Skills - UConn Advance (blog)

Helping Future Teachers Develop Global Literacy Skills - UConn Advance (blog) | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
UConn Advance (blog) Helping Future Teachers Develop Global Literacy Skills UConn Advance (blog) “Student bodies have become so diverse that creating globally competent educators has really become a fundamental element of quality teaching,” Moss...
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A NEW KIND OF EDUCATION | HTMLGIANT

A NEW KIND OF EDUCATION | HTMLGIANT | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
One of the most comic aspects of today's debate surrounding education and its so-called “reform” is the minimal to nonexistent degree to which the research literature plays in shaping public policy. ...
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Phonemica: A Quest to Save China's Languages - The Atlantic

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Phonemica, or xiangyinyuan, is an innovative project that documents China's myriad dialects and languages.

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Growing pains

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LANGUAGE learners must resign themselves to making very public, very silly mistakes sooner or later. It’s an occupational hazard. Regular readers will remember that I’ve begun dipping my feet in Dutch.
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Student Immigration Reform Advocates Win De Anza's President's Award - Patch.com

Student Immigration Reform Advocates Win De Anza's President's Award Patch.com She also was an intern in the college's Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education, Institute of Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE), and...
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Why so little Chinese in English?

Why so little Chinese in English? | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
How to kowtow ON TWITTER, a friend asked "Twenty years from now, how many Chinese words will be common parlance in English?" I replied that we've already had 35...
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Immigration Policies Around the World

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The United States isn't the only country divided over immigration. Here's how six other countries handle the issue.
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Singapore shows interest in Saudi culture - Arab News

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Singapore shows interest in Saudi culture
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Singaporeans can now discover more about Saudi Arabia through the literary collection of the city- state's Central Public Library. singapore.jpg ...
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Book Recommendations for Awesome Teachers

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Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson recommends a summer reading list whose titles cover issues of leadership, race and math.
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Problems of the Second Generation: To be Young, Muslim, and American - Brookings Institution

Problems of the Second Generation: To be Young, Muslim, and American - Brookings Institution | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Problems of the Second Generation: To be Young, Muslim, and American Brookings Institution Marcia Hermansen, a Muslim who is also a professor of Islamic studies at Loyola University in Chicago, recounts her shock when she “encountered some Muslim...
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Bhaskar Chakravorti: What a Reformed Immigrant from Afar Teaches Us About the Urgency of Immigration Reform Here at Home

Bhaskar Chakravorti: What a Reformed Immigrant from Afar Teaches Us About the Urgency of Immigration Reform Here at Home | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.
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First Person: Save a Language, Save a Culture

First Person: Save a Language, Save a Culture | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A Vermont wood carver and a Bangladeshi educator team up to save indigenous languages.
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brisbane_artist's curator insight, June 29, 2013 6:22 AM

This is great.  This kind of thing is what I am working towards.  Jo

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This is worth reading

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Schooling Ourselves in an Unequal America

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To regain our lead in educational achievement, we’ll have to work from the bottom up. (Education is the social justice issue of our time.
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Teaching At-Risk Youth: Looking Back 50 Years

Teaching At-Risk Youth: Looking Back 50 Years | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Blogger Maurice Elias revisits past research still relevant and valuable on how best to serve at-risk students in urban schools.
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Rocking the rondalla - Cebu Daily News

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At Iskwelahang Pilipino (IP), they tell stories about the islands they left behind, they hold cooking lessons for Philippine recipes and they teach the Filipino language.
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Should Immigrants Be Required to Learn English? | PBS NewsHour | June 21, 2013

Should Immigrants Be Required to Learn English? | PBS NewsHour | June 21, 2013 | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A provision of the proposed immigration legislation would require immigrants to prove they're learning English before they can become permanent residents.
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Crazy long words

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THE Wall Street Journal last week had a sweet article about non-Nordic Europeans learning languages like Norwegian and Finnish, the better to be able to sing along with their favorite Nordic metal bands:"It's quite a well-known phenomenon that...
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Does Geography Influence How a Language Sounds?

Does Geography Influence How a Language Sounds? | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new study is the first to show that language can be influenced by geography.
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